Online Gender and Sexuality Awareness

Online Gender and Sexuality Awareness

Our Gender and Sexuality Awareness course aims to raise awareness of sexual orientation and gender diversity and how you can promote respect and inclusion for LGBTQ+ people in the workplace.

Online Gender and Sexuality Awareness


There is a long history of inequality, oppression and even violence towards LGBTQ+ people. Today, there are policies and legislation designed to give people equal opportunities irrespective of their sexual orientation or gender identity. However, the reality is that LGBTQ+ people still face discrimination and exclusion in the workplace and wider society.

Most people don’t intend to be disrespectful or discriminate. They perhaps don’t fully understand the diverse representations of sex, gender and sexual orientation, and don’t realise the impact their words and actions can have. But by becoming more aware of the correct terminology, and learning how to be respectful, we can help break down stigmas, prejudices and biases. It also allows us to build more equal, diverse and inclusive workplaces, where everyone feels safe and empowered.

This Gender and Sexuality Awareness course covers the challenges that LGBTQ+ people face in the workplace and society, and the benefits individuals and organisations can gain from building a diverse and inclusive work environment. It describes the differences between sex assigned at birth, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation.

You will learn how to respond appropriately and respectfully if someone comes out to you, as well as what to do if you unintentionally say or do something disrespectful. The course also outlines what you should do if you or someone else are being disrespected, bullied, harassed or discriminated against at work.

This course is not intended to assign labels to LGBTQ+ people but rather it aims to build awareness around LGBTQ+ language to help everyone be more respectful and inclusive. The list of terms included is not exhaustive or definitive. People might have their own variations of these definitions, and language and definitions are constantly evolving as our understanding of gender and sexual orientation grows.

Our Gender and Sexuality online course covers:

  • Challenges LGBTQ+ people face in the workplace and society.
  • Gender and sexual orientation terminology.
  • What you can do to promote respect and inclusion for LGBTQ+ people in the workplace.


The test your knowledge topic contains a number of multiple-choice questions which form a short assessment. A pass mark of 70% is required to successfully complete the course.

On successful completion of this programme, learners will gain a certificate of completion.

Device to use for completion:

Use a Laptop or Desktop computer to complete this online course. Smartphones are not recommended to use to complete this training as brands and phone specifications are different from one smartphone to the next and can cause login issues or compatibility issues.

Also, the Internet Explorer browser was discontinued in 2015 and unfortunately older versions of the browser are still being used. This has caused login issues when trying to complete the course so it is advised to use the Google Chrome internet browser or a similar up-to-date browser to complete the course.

Please note the following when purchasing the course:

  • The Online Gender and Sexuality Awareness course will take approximately 35 minutes to complete
  • The course must be completed in order to obtain the certificate of completion

To purchase this online course simply book and pay online, when this has been completed you will receive an email with your username and password and you will have access to the link to login and launch the course.

Enrolments are created manually so if you purchase the course during out of office hours you may not have access until the next working day.